RCCG Pastor has been stabbed to death by a man.
A man simply identified as Obum has reportedly stabbed Thompson Thomas Ugochukwu Onyekuru, a pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), to death in Imo State, southeast Nigeria.
This online news understands that the ugly incident took place at Umuokoto town in Umudibia Autonomous community in Owerri West Local Government Area of the state
Obum, who hailed from Obowo in Imo State, stabbed his wife, Ogechi, with a knife during a bitter argument.
It was gathered that Obum, who is suspected to be mentally unstable, had allegedly locked his wife and her baby in their room where he stabbed her several times.
Onyxnewsng understands that accused the wife of trying to kill their only surviving son out of the three children they had since they got married in 2016, claiming she was also responsible for the hardship he was facing.
An eyewitness who narrated the story, said the incident started around 4 pm when Obum’s wife, Ogechi, and her one-year-old son were heard screaming for help. The late pastor and other neighbours waded in to prevent Obum from killing his wife.
The eyewitness said: “As the crowd intensified effort to rescue the woman, Obum with a knife, threatened to kill anyone who tried to stop his action,” one of the eyewitnesses told the publication.
After successfully rescuing the woman from her husband’s grip, Obum became enraged and started chasing everybody with the blood-stained knife. As Onyekuru made to go, Obum stabbed him at the back.
A passing police patrol team was called to the scene, but the man attacked the policemen who were attempting to arrest him. The police then shot him in the leg in order to subdue him.
Onyxnewsng quotes report by Newsone that Obum and Onyekuru were subsequently taken to the hospital where two of them died. Report said Obum’s wife also later died
Hon. Charles Anozie, who confirmed the incident, the President-General of Umuokoto Community Council (UCC), said Obum and the pastor were taken to the hospital where they later died.